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and sailors. san francisco will host the america's cup finals next september, but the city has already been gearing up. "newshour" correspondent spencer michels has our story. >> reporter: ever since 1851, sailors and well-healed skippers have raced through the water in ever more expensive, ever-more high tech sailboats in pursuit of the coveted america's cup. to the victor go the spoils, and in 2010 larry ellison, founder of software giant oracle, won the cup for america. ellison's prize, besides bragging rights, was to get to choose where the race would be held next. his choice was to bring the contest to his home waters: san francisco bay. ellison concocted a series of regattas all around the world-- for competing teams from 11 countries-- designed to build enthusiasm and excitement for the main event: america's cup 2013, where 72-foot boats will plough through the bay. these preliminary races featured boats that measure about 45 feet long, with carbonfibre hulls and wing sails, as described by racing announcer andy green. they're the same sailors. they're the same teams, the boats are
the race would be held next. his choice was to bring the contest to his home waters: san francisco bay. ellison concocted a series of regattas all around the world-- for competing teams from 11 countries-- designed to build enthusiasm and excitement for the main event: america's cup 2013, where 72-foot boats will plough through the bay. these preliminary races featured boats that measure about 45 feet long, with carbonfie hulls and wing sails, as described by racing announcer andy green. they're the same sailors. they're the same teams, the boats are just a little bit smaller. so essentially it's their practice racing. this is just to get everyone excited and passionate about the sailing. the prelims going on now-- with the showdown next year-- will be the first time spectators can easily view the races from the land. usually these events were far enough out to sea that watching them was much easier from a boat. and that limited who could attend. over the last few years, very simple now. basically, you can see the boats racing, you can see them right in front of the shore, and its ver
notarangelo. new tonight, a brash home invasion in san francisco's richmond district three men with a gun chased a woman into her home near the intersection of 31st avenue and clemente street around 6:30. a neighbor tells us when the woman's father got to the house she screamed don't come in, but it was too late. the robbers got away with a wallet, diamond earrings, a watch and a gold chain. no one was hurt. >>> well, a second straight saturday where the nfl is making news for all the wrong reasons. last week a kansas city chief killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. and this morning, another nfl player is in trouble with the law. cbs reporter teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: skid marks, line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a team mitt. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes early satu
that is near and dear to me. i'm 57 years old and i'm born and raise the right here in san francisco, you know. >> so how do you think then that we can increase foot traffic from the --. >> by opening up the doors for the people that live there. you got 1300, you got almost 2 million dollars and you got a club there you can't even tell it's a club. you got people standing there and doing all this money back and forth from japan and nobody goes on the street and says open the doors. here's the saddest thing i've ever seen in my life. >> everybody only gets two minutes. if you could finish your thought, that would be great. >> two minutes? i've been here 57 years, lady. you say valley will be here monday and people are out sick. you are not respecting the sbreg integrity of the folks already there. maybe you ought to just stop and let us grow and flow. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is jake crafford. if you look at the fillmore district and compare it to divisidero and vezation valley, you are having a lot of power shaping our neighborhood deciding wha
in san francisco in less than three hours, morris twice as fast by interstate. -- nearly twice as fast by interstate. california will have to high- speed trains. we are expanding 110 miles per hour service. that is high-speed train. in october i wrote on a train for a very short stretch. i saw the progress myself. i recently visited a plant that is building 130 rail cars increasing about 250 jobs in the process. these are cars being ordered from california and other places. these are american jobs. american workers building america's train sets. that is what this is about. this plant and not exist before president obama initiated a high-speed rail program. -- this plan that did not exist before president obama initiated a high-speed rail program. when i was there that day, they are talking about building another facility there as a result this is lustration has for rail. it is not just the future. these eight jobs exist today as a result of our investments. there strengthening the connections between regions and revitalizing -- they are strengthening the connections between regions in
, ross mercurimi -- >> the year got off to a rough start for san francisco's new sheriff, ross mercurimi, facing domestic abuse charges and a suspension. throughout the year, politics took center stage, the presidential election the main event, starting with eight serious republican candidates vying for the nomination. ethnic voters flexed their political muscle, giving president obama an unexpectedly early election night win over republican rival mitt romney. california's public education system was saved from severe budget cuts with the november passage of governor brown's proposition 30, but voters didn't say yes to all taxes. an attempt to tax soda in richmond failed, as did a statewide tobacco tax on the june ballot. new districts drawn by a citizens commission and the voter-approved top two primary system shook up races for congress and the state legislature, putting a record number of freshmen in the assembly and giving democrats a rare supermajority in sacramento. it was the beginning of realignment of the state's criminal justice system, and voters approved reform of the state's
what will move through the country weatherwise. there is a storm developing. if you're in san francisco, it has been a deluge of rain. as we toward tomorrow, watch san francisco once again get hit with rain. you can see that move through. it does move out by monday. monday, the west coast is dry. here's what we're really watching. this will be our christmas week storm more or less. area of low pressure will develop here in the gulf of mexico. we'll bring in moisture from the gulf. there develops that low. this is christmas. it may not be white, but it will be wet. perhaps in little rock and new orleans and birmingham and atlanta, down here into the deep south. if we can get enough cold air down here, we may mix in a few snow flurries. we're keeping an eye on how deep that cold air gets. it looks like that low will develop. and across the country here into the midatlantic and bring some snowwednesday, thursday timeframe into the northeast again. we'll have to keep an eye on that. the focus for today, the northeast, of course, some snow showers even around new york city perhaps today. but
of the direction of what is going on in california, plans to connect los angeles, san francisco bay area which are also traveling the reports we have on that. our intention today is really to try to work in a positive fashion to make sure high speed rail occurs in the united states. i tell people in florida, in my district and around the country that our number one goal should be, as you may know, amtrak bones, the government people own, have an interest in 600 miles of track between washington d.c. our nation's capital, philadelphia, new york city, boston, the most congested corridor in the united states of america, that is the only 600 miles that we really own. we another small stretches around the commuter -- all the rest of amtrak service, over 20,000 miles of private freight rail. i see the main rail people in the audience and they have concerns too about using theirs and not having dedicated them and we need to address that issue as we move forward. final point is northeast quarter is where we should be putting the focus. give the administration credit for at least taking the money that
shooting. there's no information on the case of two people were found bound and gagged in a san francisco neighborhood. one of the two was dead when the officers are ride and this is what the scene looked like on sunday night. today new court documents show that the man who died was shot in the neck after his hands were bound together. j.r. stone was in the court today with the suspects this afternoon. he is here with us now on this case. >> 4 of the five suspects that were talked about in this case were inside the courtroom. they pled not guilty to the charges. one of the female suspects not nicknamed pocahontas had a black eye and badly bruised cheek bones inside that courtroom. the judge did allow our cameras inside but we did not show any of the four suspects. two were women and two were men. three of the four suspects are charged with mort murder, one accessory to murder. it is believe that the new the two victims and went to their house looking to c the male victim who died had his hands bound, then he was shot and the neck. the female victim who was still alive was gagged with a so
to work. just watching an interesting computer model. it's been a deluge, awful travel in san francisco the last couple of days. for tomorrow, watch california, here comes a next system. so another day in san francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, rand
>>> good morning i'm eric thomas. san francisco police are investigating a vicious crime involving a man and woman found bound and goinged near visitation valley the two were unconscious. the man died later at san francisco general. the woman has life-threatening injuries. mike has the forecast. >>> big story still fog around highway 4, fairfield and santa rosa everybody else a lot of sunshine this afternoon temperatures in the low to upper 60s mostly sunny, cooler tonight, cooler tomorrow, rain tonight, tomorrow through wednesday morning. >>> couple of earlier stalls at the bay bridge relatively dark on our camera, traffic backed to the west grand overcrossing, a tv in lanes in the westbound direction. alhambra on-ramp to westbound 4 give, car in the ditch ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >>> and a real happy holiday crowd out there in times square this morning. like hearing the christmas music. feels like spring out there today, which makes us a little happier. good morning, america. as you know, robin is home recovers. lara is off. great to have amy and bianna here this morning. >> thank y
in san francisco and thank you to dan dicker here at the table in nerdland and the rest are back for more. >>> up next, the similarities are undeniable. an african-american teen shot dead. an older white man arrested. again, it happened in florida. is there no presumption of innocence for young black men. my letter is next. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> the police acted the very next day. a man was arrested, charged and is in custody, being held without bond. this, the alleged shooting of jordan davis by michael david dunn is not that, the shooting of g
. john in san francisco requested it. steph, you and bucky believer were as chris would say totally adorbs together. it doesn't seem fair to hoard your beaver at home. >> stephanie: i will be sharing my christmas beaver. >> you're showing off your beaver quite well. >> stephanie: it is a nice one. what? >> nice beaver. >> stephanie: thank you. >> thank you. >> i just had it stuffed. >> stephanie: he listens to me more than jim does. [ laughter ] >> true. >> stephanie: now we segue into the serious discussion of marriage equality. have fun storming the supreme court. >> we have serious problems to solve. we need serious people to solve it. >> stephanie: good morning rob reiner. >> hey, stephanie miller, how are you? >> i'm hoping we're going to have fun storming the supreme court. >> hopefully we will. i think the outcome is going to be good for us. this is what we've been working toward. so i'm glad we're there. looks like march 27th is going to be our date. we should know by june what the suprem
there are very few people, their contention is long-term connected in population centers in san francisco and los angeles, but it will be a long time before that is accomplished. right now we do have the connectivity we need to, the population, and we also have the only corridor, 430 some mile corridor almost entirely unknown by amtrak, the american people and the taxpayers. that is opposed to the rest of amtrak service, 20,000 miles of service, long-distance, inner-city service, on which amtrak runs on private freight rail that is maintained and paid for on a lease basis to the private sector, and we in fact again bones this corridor and we have also highlighted -- i took the chairmanship in october of 2010, the summary of the title is the federal government must stop sitting on its assets. the first part deals with gsa and we have taken on gsa and some of the idle buildings that sat vacant. was a few minutes ago to continue the effort to get empty buildings fill. if you read through this report it also talks about the northeast corridor which is one of the most valuable assets, transportation,
to the caller. john in san francisco says steph, less than a week after your favorite poor, underprivileged ceo of goldman sachs made his "we can't afford that" remark, he just bought a $32.5 million home on long island. in the hamptons. >> we can't afford that. [ applause ] >> stephanie: we can actually, we can because that was some of our money. taxpayer money that he got. the bailout. >> great. >> stephanie: neat. vance in elgin illinois. on your show, i heard you saying about how the 98 pest of us with incomes below $250,000 would be getting a tax cut. that's incorrect. it would apply to the first $250,000, even with people above $250,000. he is correct. i'm sorry if i misspoke. that happens so rarely. [ applause ] but you're correct. >> i think that was in the declaration of independence. >> stephanie: right. i said -- the magna carte. carol in illinois. you're on the "the stephanie miller show." hi carol. >> caller: hi. mitt romney's way of talking is so warren jeffs. >> warren jeffs? >>
artery across the san francisco bay. >> listen to what everybody's telling you. be prepared. >> reporter: across northern california, swollen rivers threatened to flood cities like napa where thousands of sandbags were passed out and countless trees came crashing down. we were driving down this highway here in napa, and this tree literally came crashing down in front of us. i want to show you how huge the tree is. take a look. a giant tree. i mean the roots of this thing are four feet tall. and now there may be another storm later in the week after so much headache already. even santa in one city was forced to take refuge. well, it's definitely going to take some time for the vineyards to clear out here. as for one bright spot we saw in an otherwise gloomy day, drivers when the tree came down, kept stopping by to help clear the roadway. and as nr that man who was almost hit by it, he says he's headed to buy a lottery ticket. cecilia vega, abc news, napa. >>> all right. with that, everybody, here's your monday forecast now. showers from portland to seattle. snow in the cascades and northe
this into context. he was born in san francisco in november of 1920. he grew up in california, and part of the research i went down there. those of you who ever have the opportunity to go to the museum can see materials that are there from the zumwalts including a statue and a mannequin that is really quite attractive. he graduated from the naval academy in 1942. he was in that wartime class where four years were condensed to three because it was really important to get these, to get these newly-commissioned officers out into the war. he received a bronze star for bravery in the battle of leyte gulf, and it does remind me that, i believe -- that's right, there are three, actually, in the room there are two zumwalts, but the zumwalt family which is an interesting family in its own right, but there are four generations of bronze star recipients, and two of them are in the room tonight. i think that's a particularly notable recognition for a family. bud served on destroyers -- yeah. [applause] so easy to introduce them because all the zumwalt kids are either james or elmo, they have no ori
. >>> 30s and 40s on our way to upper 50s to low 60s sun and high clouds, chilly tonight. 51 in san francisco patchy fog possible tomorrow. warmer sunday. >>> still slow out of novato south 101 earlier stall cleared stall at lucas valley road cleared, slow there waze app shows richmond san rafael bridge still bumper-to-bumper. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, actress keira knightley. and "blue bloods" star donnie wahlberg. plus, michael and his twins check out new york's famous holiday sites. all next on the emmy award winning "live." [captioning made possible by [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television]
, with james hansen and our live audience here at the commonwealth club of california in san francisco. today, dr. hansen is receiving the 2012 stephen schneider award for outstanding climate science communication bestowed by climate one. stephen schneider was a pioneering scientist at stanford who was involved in the formation of climate one that which is a sustainability initiative at the commonwealth club. so please welcome, dr. hansen to climate one. [applause] dr. hansen, welcome back. it's been two years since you were here. i'd like to begin with hurricane sandy. you are a teacher at columbia, you live in manhattan, where were you when sandy was approaching and when sandy hit new york? >> i was on our farm in kintnersville, pennsylvania, where we ended up losing power for better part of the week, and four big trees blown over, the railings blown off our deck and windows blown out of the barn. so even in pennsylvania, which is separated from the atlantic ocean by new jersey, we still -- >> thanks, new jersey. >> new jersey didn't do much to buffer it. but that's where i was. and we -- y
it dumped rain and delayed flights in san francisco. the relatively calm weekend elsewhere was a welcome relief for millions of air passengers after a blizzard prompted more than 1,000 canceled flights late last week in the midwest and northeast. aaa estimates more than 93 million americans will travel this holiday season, most by car. for those drivers lucky enough to avoid the snow and the ice, there's some good news. gas prices down to an average of $3.24 a gallon. that's down almost 20 cents in a month. again, here in atlanta it's a soggy start. there are no delays reported at the major airports so far, but again, that could change as that winter storm makes its way east later this week. natalie, back to you. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks so much. >>> of course, the stores will be packed today with last-minute shoppers. mara is braving crowds in herald square in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good moshg. the doors opened the at 7:00 a.m., and stores are opening their door early and offering deep discounts and big deals to try and lure the last-minute shoppers and those procrastinat
weather service issues a hazardous weather out look for the san francisco bay area. >>> there's a lot of cleaning up today after storms passed through upstate new york. the storms brought snow as well as high winds toppling trees. this giant one came right down on this elderly couple's house. it took the crane and a bucket truck to clean things up. the good news is the couple plan to be back in their home for christmas. >> that home was made very sturdily. that was a big tree. now they have firewood for years to come. >> always a silver lining. >>> sunshine for us. you know, yesterday was a pretty day to look outside yesterday, and if you are like me, what a nice day it was yesterday to watch the clouds racing across the sky. this is not going to be how you will spend your sunday afternoon because in addition tthe sunshine coming but there will be almost no clouds at all in your sunday sky. they will be back tomorrow, though. outside, let's take a check of the skies. looks like a little cloud on the east and we will talk to the city council and see if we can vote that cloud out of her
expected. you are seeing strength in areas such as san francisco, detroit and phoenix, you are seeing growth there. some experts are saying that the housing recovery we're seeing here is gathering strength. people are starting to believe in the recovery little by little. david: still have a long way to go, though. nicole: right. david: improving a little bit. thank you very much. federal subsidies for wind power are set to expire in a couple of days, december 31st. extending them for one more year would cost 12 billion dollars. this according to the joint committee on taxation, which is a pretty neutral committee. so company, when they went into effect 20 years ago, even the congressman who pushed for them said they should expire, said they should be sunseted and they are nowhere near that happening now. adam: if you believe that the government has a role to help new technology get a foot in the door, then the foot's been in the door for a long time and they keep slamming it on us. david: you bring up a point. the reason why the door keeps getting slammed although the door to the subs
's what you need to know about home prices. places like phoenix, san francisco, san jose, denver, very didn't year for home prices. double-digit price increases. phoenix is up 20% on home prices. philly, atlanta, new york, chicago, these places saw either flat or slightly lower home prices over the last year. >> i want to switch gears here in light of what happened in newtown. you've been working really hard on guns. >> i have. i've been looking into the industry. >> a lot of money. >> look, a billion dollar industry. like $3.5 billion in sales. a billion dollars in profit in this industry. fastest growing part of the industry are these tactical rifles. modern hunting rifles. the things like the ar-15 style weapon that was used to kill teachers and children in that school. just a little hint about how pervasive the industry is in our lives. there are more gun dealers in america than there are supermarkets and mcdonald's combined. we buy guns, we have guns, we have the highest number of guns, we have the most gun violence, and the cost of guns, the cdc has tried to figure out how much g
to san francisco and sacramento area and the northwest. this is very light. on interstate 80 or i-5, just a little bit of wet weather for you. a calm day around the country and except for the clouds and the southeast and the west coast. let me get your attention. next week about this time, a possible coastal storm. we are very vulnerable after hurricane sandy and the dunes are way down. this looked to be more of an impact in new england. not a lot of cold air and not thinking there would be a big snowstorm. we could see large waves and high winds in between the high pressure and the storm south of new england. we will watch that for you and the middle of next week without a blockbuster event. we leave you with a shot of washington, d.c. a nice five days ahead of you. enjoy. you are watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to es
of the things we should do when i grew up in san francisco was we would have a day called using government day, and i would, everybody in the class would get to go down and sort of shadowed a member of the board of supervisors of the mayor or the city attorney are somebody and see what his job was like. and what a good thing that was. i remember that. and one of the reasons, architecture that i was in china, but one of the things i thought was great in architecture is in australia, they have changed now, but they built a parliament. and this parliament, whatever architecture reason, it goes up like this. it's huge, and the building goes down almost to the ground and it's covered with grass, the whole ceiling. so what the children, would come in droves in the buses and they would go to the top and they would go down like that. and i thought what a good idea. the association in their mind will be this democratic government of australia, and it has a place where i can go and roll downhill, so they'll have a positive association and it will make you more interested and they will learn about it. so
of your san francisco recreation and park department and i want to welcome you all to the 83rd annual tree lighting. happy holidays for you all. the trust for public land as mr. mayor knows recently named your park the number one park system in the entire united states of america. [ applause ] >> we were also just named as a finalist to host this cool international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 y
>> good afternoon, everyone, almost good evening, and welcome to san francisco city hall. i'm supervisor scott wiener. i have the honor of representing district 8 including the castro on the board of supervisors. and which district are formerly represented by harvey milk. supervisor olague likes to remind me we share the district 5 represented by milk. and we're here today to remember supervisor harvey milk and mayor george moscone who were brutally assassinated decades ago. and we gather every year to remember, and not just to remember and to mourn, but also to remember the positives and to remember frankly both of these great men and what they contributed to our community. you know, with respect to harvey milk, there will never, ever be another harvey milk in our community in terms of what he represented for our community in terms of a step forward. we are now elected lgbt peep to office and harvey was such an incredible trail blazer, not? in just getting elected, but in being a great leader and always holding his head high for our community. and i know when i was first sw
and pretty darn good at a game of ping-pong among other activities let's give a big san francisco welcome to our mayor, mayor ed lee. >> thank you, phil. how about another round of applause for phil. >> i am so happy to join you with the supervisors and sean thank you again for all of those wonderful years that you have served the city thank you very much for being here. to all of the other supervisors, scott weiner and mark ferrel, thank you for your leadership on infrastructure and open space and parks and on supporting families in this city and to the hardest, most effective commission rec and park commission, thank you very much. all of your leadership there. but there is many other people to thank, we have got a lot of things to be thankful for this year. i mean it is not just prop b, we have so many other things that compliment proposition b and our open space, we have a renewed commitment to build infrastructure and see that supports a lot more things because the most thankful things that we have, i think, are the very people that are standing to my sides and in front of me. these
sure of that because everything is working pretty well in san francisco thanks to people like phil and all of the people that work hard especially the parents and the parks alliance and all of you neighbors out here, you help us make the city run really well. so i am thankful for all of you and all of the people that think together for the benefit of the city, so congratulations and have a wonderful holiday. and thank you mayor brown for being here tonight and to join all of us. kids, happy holidays. all right. >> thank you, mr. mayor. so, a couple of other shout outs, our music concourse commissioner is here. [ applause ] and katie from the arts commission here and supervisor cohen just showed up in santa's sleigh and so speaking of there is a read jeep cherokee on conservatory drive, so if you have a red jeep cherokee you want to move your car. >> also want to thank whole foods for sponsoring tonight's event and so now mr. mayor and i am going to welcome you your predecessor mayor brown and i would like you both to lead us in the count down, are are we ready to turn the lights on
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